I discovered Zursun beans at the Spanish Table in Berkeley recently. Best garbanzos ever. They have a larger selection and some bulk beans at lower prices at the Fourth St. branch of the Pasta Shop (haven't checked the Rockridge branch yet). They're roughly on a par with Rancho Gordo, I think which is best probably varies from variety to variety and maybe from crop to crop as well.
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